* 1 History
* 1.1 Formation * 1.2 2002: Born a Lion * 1.3 2003: We Sweat Blood * 1.4 2005–2006: Sleep Is the Enemy * 1.5 2008: Never Too Loud * 1.6 2009: B-Sides * 1.7 2010: Below the Belt * 1.8 2012: Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue * 1.9 2014–2015: Fire Music * 1.10 2016–2017: Wild Cat
* 2 Radio, spoken word and columns
* 3 Discography
* 3.1 Studio albums * 3.2 Extended plays * 3.3 Compilations
* 4 Honours * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Formed in 1996, they played consistently for two years in and around
the northeastern United States and Canada, opening for The New Bomb
Eventually, the trio relented and put out a self-titled six song e.p. on Sonic Unyon records in 1998. In 1999 they released the self-produced My Love Is Bold E.P. and achieved national exposure with the single "Bounce". They were nominated for a Juno Award in 2000 for Best Alternative Album.
Bad Taste Records released a compilation of the band's early
recordings, demos, and b-sides entitled, I\'m Alive and On Fire . A
5-week European tour followed to promote the release including shows
2002: BORN A LION
In 2002 they released their first full-length album, Born a Lion , produced by Bill Bell, on Bad Taste Records in Europe and on Universal in Canada. The band did several European tours and two Canadian tours to promote the record including a repeat performance at Roskilde and the now legendary return to Hultsfred as well as notable stops to Pukkelpop in Belgium and The Lowlands festival in the Netherlands. They also managed to grab the opening slot with The Rolling Stones on their "40 Licks" World tour kick-off show at the Palais Royale in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 16, 2002.
2003: WE SWEAT BLOOD
2003 saw the release of We Sweat Blood , produced by Matt DeMatteo, and the group taking a heavier approach to their hard-rock sound. More touring followed that included Europe and Japan. They were also nominated for two Junos : Best Rock Album ( Born a Lion ) and Best video (Lovercall).
While success was happening abroad, home relations with Universal
Canada had soured and the band was dropped mid-album run. Explanations
from the label were vague, but speculations point to Jones' February
2004 appearance on CBC Sunday where Jones appeared as a pro-downloader
CRIA president, Brian Robertson. Getting dropped from
Universal Canada did little to stop the group as they continued to
tour heavily for the rest of the year well into 2004 with bands like
2005–2006: SLEEP IS THE ENEMY
Early 2005 was taken up by recording the follow-up to We Sweat Blood , but not without a series of tours amidst recording that brought the band to the Netherlands, Germany and South Africa. In April, American label, Razor "> Bass player John Calabrese, live 2008.
During the summer and fall of 2005 the band toured America heavily
with two of
We Sweat Blood 's singles being second most added to
active rock radio in America ("Lovercall" and "Forget My Name").
Stateside tours with
Flogging Molly ,
Our Lady Peace
In January and February 2006, under new Canadian label, Aquarius
Records , the band set out to do their first Canadian tour in almost 4
years opening up for
Nickelback . With the release of Sleep Is the
Enemy came more touring including America and a headlining European
club tour with support from Brant Bjork Hellfest and Furiafest in
France, Metaltown in Sweden,
2008: NEVER TOO LOUD
Their fourth album,
Never Too Loud was released on February 27, 2008
and produced by
Nick Raskulinecz . The album yielded three singles,
"Code Of The Road" followed by "Take Me Home" and "King Of Magazines".
A major city tour of Europe in April 2008 was followed by a Canadian
tour in May and a three month stint in Europe playing almost 30 dates
on the festival circuit that included Rock Am Ring,
Rock Im Park
On February 3, 2009 B-Sides was released in Europe only - a collection of previously released b-sides from European singles and unreleased tracks that spanned 1996 to 2008. On February 24 they commenced a 7 week tour in support of the release that spanned The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France and the UK with support coming from The Backyard Babies , Winnebego Deal and The Black Spiders . The CD yielded the singles "Sugar High" and "My Problems (Are Your Problems Now)". A greatest hits compilation titled This Is Danko Jones was released on April 7 the same year in Canada only.
In the summer the band managed a few festival appearances, most
notably, the Sziget Festival in Hungary on the main stage with Faith
No More and
2010: BELOW THE BELT
Their fifth album Below the Belt was released on May 11, 2010 and
produced by Matt DeMatteo. The album's first single, "Full of Regret",
Elijah Wood ,
Lemmy Kilmister ,
Selma Blair and
Mike Watt in
the accompanying video, the first in The Ballad of Danko Jones. It
debuted at No. 36 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks in November. It
is also featured on EA's
On June 8, 2011
2012: ROCK AND ROLL IS BLACK AND BLUE
In early 2012
A 90-minute documentary about the band, entitled Bring on the Mountain, was released in June 2012. The 2-disc DVD also featured a short film based on the band's latest three videos, all their music videos and several live clips.
An oral history book about the band, called Too Much Trouble: A Very
Oral History of
The title of the new album was revealed to be Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue, and will be released on 21 September 2012 in Europe and 9 October in North America.
2014–2015: FIRE MUSIC
On November 13, 2014,
In July 2015, the band announced a nine-date tour of the UK and Ireland scheduled for September, with support from The Amorettes .
2016–2017: WILD CAT
On December 14, 2016, it was revealed that the title of the 8th Danko Jones album would be Wild Cat, and that it will be released on March 3, 2017. The band also announced a 17-date European tour to accompany the release of the album.
RADIO, SPOKEN WORD AND COLUMNS
Jones hosted a syndicated radio show called "The Magical World Of
Rock" between 2003 and 2006. It was broadcast out of 95.3 Rocket FM
He also released his first spoken word album in 2004 entitled The
Magical World Of Rock and completed two spoken word tours that same
year, including a show at the Crossing Borders festival in
The Hague ,
In 2012 Jones resumed doing spoken word in the form of "lectures". He
spoke at the
Wacken Open Air
Jones hosts a podcast called "The Official
Main article: Danko Jones discography
* I\'m Alive and on Fire (2001) * B-Sides (2009) * This Is Danko Jones (2009) * Garage Rock! - A Collection of Lost Songs from 1996 - 1998 (2014)
* 2004 Nominated, Best Rock Album ( We Sweat Blood ) * 2003 Nominated, Best Video ("Lovercall") * 2003 Nominated, Best Rock Album ( Born a Lion ) * 2000 Nominated, Best Alternative Album ( My Love Is Bold )
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